Cobalt (News - Alert) Data Centers, a premier Nevada-based independent data center operator, has recently chosen XO Communications for high-speed network services.
XO Communications is a major nationwide provider of advanced communications, managed network and IT infrastructure services for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers. As per this contract, the company will offer gigabit Ethernet Internet services over diverse fiber paths to the new Cobalt Cheyenne Data Center that is being constructed in Las Vegas and is scheduled to open in November 2012.
In a statement, Jim Ferguson, vice president of sales for the West Region at XO Communications (News - Alert), said, "XO Communications has worked very closely with Cobalt Data Centers to develop a scalable solution that will address the needs of Cobalt tenants both today and into the future… With a direct fiber connection from Cobalt Cheyenne to our nationwide fiber optic network, we are able to provide another major route for Internet traffic into and out of Las Vegas for businesses' IP connectivity needs."
Officials confirmed that XO Communications is also one of the first service providers in the Cobalt Data Center, to provide high capacity connectivity and fully redundant fiber connections to the XO nationwide network.
"Southern Nevada provides an ideal setting for data center facilities," said Cobalt Data Centers CEO Mike Ballard. "Businesses and government agencies are looking for data center space in Las Vegas because of its extremely low instance of natural catastrophes, large fiber footprint, and low tax environment. Customers tell us there is a current lack of high quality data center options in the marketplace. With our Cobalt Cheyenne data center we will be able to meet this need by providing high Internet connectivity, private data suites, route redundancy, and efficient power."
In related news, XO Communications has been selected by Dickstein Shapiro LLP, one of America's leading full-service law firms, to provide a fully redundant, converged voice and wide area networking solution for the firm's offices nationwide.
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